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Belgium: Don't sell ships to Russia, Obama tells France01:19

Belgium: Don't sell ships to Russia, Obama tells France

Belgium, Brussels
June 5, 2014 at 15:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Barack Obama and David Cameron held a joint press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Obama expressed disagreement with the French President Francois Hollande over the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia.

The president said it would be preferable to "press the pause button". The amphibious ships would give the Russian navy the ability to rapidly deploy ground forces to the shore of any territory, with each ship able to carry up to 450 troops and 13 tanks.

Cameron was optimistic about the recent election of Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, identifying it as a chance for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Barack Obama and David Cameron held a joint press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Obama expressed disagreement with the French President Francois Hollande over the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia.

The president said it would be preferable to "press the pause button". The amphibious ships would give the Russian navy the ability to rapidly deploy ground forces to the shore of any territory, with each ship able to carry up to 450 troops and 13 tanks.

Cameron was optimistic about the recent election of Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, identifying it as a chance for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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